Results are : TC 7.5 (down 1.1), LDL 6.0 (down 0.9) and trigs 0.94 (down 0.56). Am pleased with this as stopped statins 3 months ago and wanted to see if I could make improvements with diet. (Lower carb, and following Portfolio diet to a certain extent).
Consultant said this was pretty insignificant as my LDL is still way too high. I asked whether it was possible that I have F Combined Hyperlipidemia and not FH but she dismissed this as said "I am telling you you definitely have FH".
Decided not to push the point any further as she is an extremely nice person and not sure whether I have the facts straight. But looking at Aliwally's results and with what her consultant says I am pretty convinced I do have FCH instead. Anyway, I suppose the main thing is that LDL is still very high.
I told the cons I took myself off Lipitor (Atorvastatin) due to muscle pains/aches and didnt want to go back on them. So have been given the choice to:
a) Take a chance and dont take anything (not advisable according to cons)
b) Take Crestor 5mg 3 times a week and if tolerated to increase to 5mg a day
c) Take Ezetimibe which would be second choice of drug as not so effective.
Finally to try Benecol as not yet taking this (only works for 50% of people and by 0.5 apparently).
Does anyone have any comments on this please, am considering Crestor but reluctant as actually come from a very long lived family and obviously statins were not available in the 1800's! Grandparents and other ancestors going way back have lived to 80/90 with no evidence of heart disease, its only appeared recently with my father (heart attack age 75) and cousin (heart attack age 52), but as mentioned before she has diabetes,smokes,lifestyle issues.
Thanks very much and sorry for lengthy post!!